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Democracy Now! Friday, December 19, 2003


Published December 19, 2003


Headlines
Courts Reject Bush Post-9/11 Measures
U.S. Threatens to Shoot Iraqi Protesters Dead
Bremer Survives Assassination Bid
Pentagon: Halliburton Withholding Iraq Docs
Details Emerge About Rumsfeld 1984 Visit to Baghdad
Sharon Proposes “Unilateral Separation” From Palestinians
More Headlines…

Bush vs Civil Liberties Pt. 1: Court Rules Bush Cannot Hold Padilla As "Enemy Combatant"
A New York federal appeals court ruled the government cannot detain U.S. citizen Jose Padilla indefinitely without pressing charges against him or allowing him access to the courts. We host a debate with Washington Legal Foundation’s Richard Samp and Barbara Olshansky of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Bush vs Civil Liberties Pt. 2: Court Backs Rights of Guantanamo Prisoners
A San Francisco Federal Appeals court ruled the government’s treatment of some 660 foreign detainees at Guantanamo Bay was unconstitutional and a violation of international law. We host a debate and speak with lawyer Stephen Kenny who recently visited Australian prisoner David Hicks in Guantanamo.

Bush vs Civil Liberties Pt. 3: Justice Department Report Details Abuse of 9/11 Detainees
The Inspector General’s office of the Justice Department released a detailed report describing rampant abuse of 9/11 detainees inside a government-run detention center in Brooklyn.

Resisting Occupation: From Northern Ireland to Iraq
Veteran journalist Ed Moloney, who has been reporting on Northern Ireland for two decades, draws numerous parallels between the situation in Iraq and Northern Ireland.


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